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Nine-year-old girl died from measles in Ukraine's Rivne region

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the documents, the child was vaccinated; however, the analyses showed the absence of the antigen against measles
13:59, 19 March 2019

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A nine-year-old girl died from measles in Rivne region. It is the third case since the beginning of the year, as local Healthcare Department reported on Facebook.

“Last Friday, a nine-year-old girl from Berezne area died from measles. She contacted with a child sickened with measles at school. At the end of February, a girl underwent treatment at Berezne central regional hospital. Since March 1, she has been hospitalized at regional children clinics,” the message said. 

According to the Head of the Intensive Care Unit of the Regional Children Hospital Mykola Khoruzhy, a girl was taken to the hospital with severe complications. She got the mechanical ventilation. However, she died, despite the intensive care and resuscitation.

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According to the documents, the child was vaccinated; however, the analyses showed the absence of the antigen against measles.

At the moment, the histological examinations take place.

“It is not a typical situation. This child did not have the immunity against measles; she had a low level of immunoglobulin G.  There are 1,636 people sickened with measles in Rivne region. We have information that over 13,000 schoolchildren are not vaccinated. For example, there is a private school in Dubno, where 72% of the children are not vaccinated,” Viktor Moroz, the Head of Epidemic Department of Lab Center of Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine.

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Over 18,000 people were vaccinated in 2019.

Earlier, it was reported that over 15,000 Ukrainian sickened with measles in January 2019. However, the measles epidemic was not declared in Ukraine.

Besides, the outbreak of measles was spotted among the personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine, assigned to Vinnytsia military unit. 

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